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Vaccinating the whole planet several times a year can neither be performed nor be sustainable, vaccine expert says



A top vaccine scientist who participated in the creation of the AstraZeneca vaccine says that multiple vaccinations every year can neither be performed nor be sustainable. Vulnerable groups should be protected, but the others, including children, can’t. And even then, the world needs additional information yet.

It is about Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and leader of the British Vaccination Committee.

“We cannot vaccinate the whole planet twice a year. “We can neither afford it nor we can do it,” he said of the current booster dose mania.

According to him, the focus should be on protecting vulnerable groups, not the general population, including children aged 12 years.

“And for vulnerable categories, we need additional information on whether, when and how often they should be immunized,” Pollard said.

Britain is currently delivering a third dose of vaccine to anyone over the age of 18 (for high-risk cases over the age of 16) and Pollard is urging for an additional record and information how third dose process will turn out before the fourth dose (which Israel is currently doing).

Pollard recalled what Kovacs’s first man also complained about, the unevenness of access to vaccines, as less than 10% in poor countries have received the first dose.

In a situation where the rich push booster doses and 3.5 billion people are not vaccinated at all, the virus is left with a lot of free space to evolve and create more deadly variants than we know so far that can easily evade the protection of the vaccines.